Thursday, February 28, 2013

Review: Take Me Home, Cowboy by Krista Ames


Ally Kincaid returns to Freewill, Wyoming, to see her father after a two year absence. Anticipating a quiet family reunion, she finds herself butting heads with her father’s foreman instead. The man’s arrogance and sexy drawl push all her buttons, making her wonder what he’s hiding beneath his cowboy swagger.

Matt Gentry walked away from the past and shies from the future. No ties means no one gets hurt…until the boss’s daughter, a hot, green-eyed blonde, tempts him to break his own rules.

When tragedy strikes, will building tension and pride destroy their growing attraction or show them the way home?


"Take Me Home, Cowboy" by Krista Ames is a contemporary western romance set in Freewill Wyoming. It is a story about returning home, and a tale of two people overcoming their differences to find a lifetime of lasting love. The novella's cover immediately captured my attention for its clean lines and attractive imagery, even though western romances are not a genre that I usually read.

Ally Kincaid is a small town girl who has made it big in New York City as an editor for a publishing company. She worries about her father, Jesse, who lives in Freewill, Wyoming on the Circle K Ranch, and is definitely a daddy's girl. She has been unlucky in love and has serious trust issues when it comes to dealing with people she does not know very well. An unplanned trip home following a two year absence brings her into direct conflict with Matt Gentry.

Matt is the Circle K Ranch's foreman and trusted right-hand man of Jesse Kincaid, a fact which seems to immediately incense Ally.  As a hero, Matt is great because he is a smart-mouthed guy with plenty of attitude. He also has secrets from his past and a fair amount of emotional baggage. He also has plenty of trust issues, and has spent the last two years of his life on the run from his troubled past.

Sparks fly from the moment that Ally and Matt meet and keep flying throughout the story. Initially, the pair seems determined to dislike one another but gradually their mutual attraction overwhelms their aversion.  Sex scenes were spicy hot, and the pair share a compelling attraction that makes for fun reading.

The one thing that threw me for a loop was the inclusion of Ally's creepy boss. I was unsure as to the exact plot purpose he served, and I believe the story would have been stronger without him.

Honestly, I wanted the story to be longer and I would have enjoyed reading more about these characters.  Ames did a great job of world building and recreating that cozy small town setting. "Take Me Home, Cowboy" is a terrific quick read for readers who love western romances set in modern settings.
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1 comment:

  1. I love cozy small town settings!!! I might be biased because I'm from a tiny little town in the middle of Nebraska :) Sounds like a great book, and now I, for one, want to find out about this creepy boss!!! :)